About this object

One of three samples linen netting of three kinds from the pyramid town at Lahun, excavated by Professor Flinders Petrie between 1889 and 1890. This is a fine open string net of geometric linear floral soumak technique using undyed linen.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Tools
  • Culture
    Middle Kingdom or later
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date made
    1877 BC - 1870 BC (Dynasty 12) about
  • Materials
    Linen
  • Location
    World Museum, Level 3, Weston Discovery Centre
  • Acquisition
    Purchased from the collections of Norwich Castle Museum, 1956
  • Collector
    Flaxman Charles John Spurrell
  • Place collected
    Africa: Northern Africa: Egypt: Lahun
  • Date collected
    1889 - 1890
  • Measurements
    100 mm x 180 mm
  • Related people
    Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery (Previous owner); William Matthew Flinders Petrie (Previous owner); Flaxman Charles John Spurrell (Collector, previous owner)

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Publications

  • Illahun, Kahun and Gurob 1889-90

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: David Nutt.
    Date: 1891
    Description: Publication of fieldwork directed by Flinders Petrie at 3 sites in the Faiyum: Lahun (the pyramid), Kahun (the town) and Gurob (palace). Chapters by Sayce, Mahaffy, Hicks, F. Ll. Griffith and Flaxman Spurrell. 28 plates. Percy Newberry wrote the chapter, "The ancient botany", pp. 46-50.

  • Kahun, Gurob and Hawara

    Petrie, William Matthew Flinders

    Author: Petrie, William Matthew Flinders
    Publisher: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner and co.
    Date: 1890
    Description: Publication of fieldwork directed by Flinders Petrie at 3 sites in the Faiyum: Kahun, Gurob and Hawara. Chapters by F. Ll. Griffith and Percy E. Newberry. 28 plates. Percy Newberry wrote the chapter, "The ancient botany", pp. 46-50.

Events

  • Petrie's excavations at Lahun, 1889-90

    Start date: 1889
    End date: 1889
    Description: Excavations directed by Flinders Petrie at Lahun (also called Kahun) in 1889: the first season started after the close of excavations at Hawara on February 11 1889. The second season started on October 3 1889 and lasted for 10 weeks. Much later Petrie returned to the site in 1914, 1920 and 1921, to complete his investigation of the Pyramid of Senwosret II. In 1889 Petrie's fieldwork was largely being sponsored by two men: Jesse Haworth (1835-1921) and Henry Martin Kennard (1833-1911). Petrie gave some of his finds to his close friend, Flaxman Spurrell (1842-1915), whose collection was given to Norwich Castle Museum which was then purchased by Liverpool Museum in 1956. This included finds from the excavation of thet temple of Senwosret II and flints from the town.

Ownership

Previous owners

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